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party or committee. brian schweitzer is one of those democrats and i would put him as a frontrunner. >> michael: do you have a sense of how he would vote on something like background checks. it's totally hypothetical. >> i know he's a farmer and ranker which everyone in montana seems to be. >> michael: john tester is as well. >> like i said the rocky mountain democrats are representing their state. they are of their states. they are not the national democrats that are trying to get elected in that state. i would be surprise if brian schweitzer voted for gun control. i would be surprised if he voted for done control. >> michael: as they said in montana. >> i think john tester is really the exception where you try to make him the rule. if tester does, then all democrats. i think tester is the exception and baucus is the rule. >> michael: there were three senators who were the exception last time. yes, tester was encouraging. that's what we need. democrats in a place like montana who see the greater good in 90% of american. >> sometimes there are democrats who favor gun rights. >> mich
. party leads in montana are looking to former democratic governor brian schweitzer as their best chance to holding on to baucus' seat. what do you think of this, howard dean? >> i predicted this a weeking on a "morning joe." here is the problem. baucus, i think is described as a centrist democrat which means he voted with the republicans on the important issues that we care about. and ed schweitzer is this populous guy and even though he is not that liberal he is a populace. each in montana the vote matters a lot. the last poll a couple of days showed bryan schweitzer with a 19-.lead in a primary over max baucus. a hill too high to climb. no amount of money is going to fix that kind of problem especially with a guy who has 100% rain recognition which is the former governor, brian schweitzer. >> move on to the general election. a problem that democrats face in states like montana. >> not like montana, joe. this one -- you know, brian schweitzer is 100% name recognition, left office with great numbers. i still think this is a democratic seat. i do worry about some of the other ones. michi
that came from the progressive side of the democratic party who are angling very hard for brian sweezer, former governor of montana to -- schweitzer, former governor of montana to run for that seat. he has a high national i.d. level and made a splash at the 2008 democratic convention and gave a populist, crowd-cheesing speech. gwen: who is the one in line to be the head -- >> ron wyden. >> does this put the senate more at risk? >> yes in the sense that it's a conservative state. no in the sense you can't beat somebody with nobody. and i think republicans have a very thin bench in montana. there's no obvious candidate that's going to run there. i know that republicans will say that this is a very conservative state. but it hasn't elected a democrat to the senate since 2000. so one of those states that tends to vote conservative nationwide but has progressive leaning statewide. west virginia is another good example after state like that. >> gwen: eight senators retiring and six democrats and democrats are the ones who have more difficult time defending their turf in 2014 than republicans
in montana are looking to brian schweitzer as their best chance for holding on to that seat. >>> after holding two separate dinners with senate republicans over the past few weeks, last night president obama hosted a bipartisan group of female senators at the white house. all 20 women, most ever to serve in the senate at the same time, were invited. the group discussed ongoing budget issues as well as immigration reform and education. senator christian gillibrand explained to andrea mitchell how the idea for the dinner came about. >> i said, you know, now that you're starting your new term if you want to create a bipartisan agenda, a great place to start is with the women senators. we meet regularly and have a dinner every quarter. oftentimes the women reach across party lines and reach consensus. he said that is a great idea. >> you want to know what they ate, right? they had alaskan halibut and a bit of peach pie. >>> as always, why are you awake? shoot us an e-mail or tweet us. we'll read the best responses later in the show. >>> still ahead on "way too early," the college football
on brian schweitzer. is it likely that he could be recruited to run? hes is very popular. >> he is someone who has made a lot of comments about how he doesn't want to ever be in washington. remember two things, one he's not doing anything right now. he's the former governor and two, he ran for the senate almost won. he ran for the senate in 2000. i always say, past runs are indicators of future interest. he's run once before for the senate. i think he probably runs again. he's clearly democrat's best candidate. >> okay, thank you and we'll be right back. he said they were acting out a desire to defend islam and in particular because of u.s. wars in iraq and afghanistan. that that was a big motivating factor in their desire to commit which bombing and probably thirdly, most significantly. the question is, does the fbi believe them. and so far, from an examination of the cell phones and emails that they've gotten from the computer, they have not found any indication of taking direction from others. communications with others that would suggest that there was a larger conspiracy here. that's
if democrats are able to get the candidate that they're all talking about right now, brian schweitzer, the former governor of that state, left office very popular. he is the quintessential montana democrat. fill frill they going after him? >> oh, they most certainly will be going after him. if they get -- if schweitzer is in that position, he runs as the governor, not as a 30-year incumbent with a long voting record. especially on more controversial votes like health care. >> that is a washington figure but he's a goold old boy. he's very charismatic and very montana. >> ifill: he knows how to rock a boat at times. >> he does. >> ifill: in a more general sense, what is tipping or could be tipping the balance? >> well, i think there are individual reasons. for some of them it's health. jay rockefeller it's age and health. i think for mike johann, a republican from nebraska, a younger man in his early '60s i'm not sure the senate was an ideal fit for him. but for a lot of these, as amy pointed out, a lot of these members are very senior, five of the eight are over 70. five of the eight
candidate in former governor brian schweitzer than republicans do, although that is still far from settled. republicans have the same problem today they had yesterday before baucus announced. they don't have a top tier candidate and the bench is fairly thin for republicans in montana. the only big name they think they have a better shot at is the form rer governor, mark rosco. but it's been a while since he ran a race there. meanwhile in iowa, where senator tom harken is retiring, republicans are now having to dip into the second and maybe third tier of candidacies. can't think juggernaut just yet, but republicans are treating him like one. yesterday, the best hope of national republicans today, lieutenant governor kim reynolds decided not to run for the seat. congress tom lathen said he doesn't plan to run, although republicans are still holding out hope he might change his mind. now, they're starting to look at state senators. if you were to tell republicans that before april of 2013, they would have three open seats in iowa, south dakota and montana, mitch mcconnell might be already mea
is hoping that brian schweitzer is going to make a run for office. >> yeah, it looks like he is going to do it. he has only been out of the governor's office for about a year. he had a 60% approval rating when he left office. and the republican bench has been decimated by their inability to run statewide there. they have nobody. >> stephanie: yeah. i think that's a really good sign in the gun debate. that's unprecedented, isn't it? kelley iote's approval rating has dropped 15 points. >> yes. what we're told over and over again is the reason that people side with the nra is not because of any issue jit's because they fear nra voters. and nra voters are simply people who only vote on the gun issue. and they are not people who are vote against you because you didn't support gun control. so if these polling numbers continued to change based on people's inaction, i think that will be a good indication that there are people solidly in the camp of being gun safety owners. >> stephanie: you say habeas corpus for the win, hashtag boston bombing suspect will not be tried as
max baucus with his campaign firepower retire until you realize that governor brian schweitzer may now run in his place. and i think montana tans like governor schweitzer a whole lot more than they like max baucus. so the republicans, ironically, might have been better off with baucus on the ballot even though he's a dogged campaigner and a smart political operator. i think this is big news on capitol hill where max but a us is always at the center of the big legislative developments. he's working on a tax reform bill. not that i think it's going to come to fruition, but he has that kind of access and power. and so i think, you know, for republicans you in theory always like to have of an open seat because incumbents, in theory, are harder to beat. but i think once they're going to to be the underdog in this race. unless the president's poll numbers next year look something similar to 2010 where people had just really soured on his leadership. jon: max baucus was one of the five democrats that voted against the gun control legislation that recently did not make it out of the u.s. senat
in congress since 1978. brian schweitzer is the most likely candidate to run for his seat. it's actually interesting that baucus made this announcement and voted no last week on background checks for gun-control legislation if he knew he was going retire why did he vote no? homeland security secretary testifying today as the senate judiciary committee holds his third hearing on immigration reform. it allocating $1.5 billion to building more fence along the southern border. the secretary says she will do whatever congress asks her to do, but ideally that money would go more towards technology and manpower. >> you would like flexibility? >> we would like flexibility. >> and the boston public health commission says the number of people injured in last week's blast is up to 264, those people have been treated in 26 area hospitals. we're back after the break. stay with us. ♪ very, very excited about that and very proud of that. >>beltway politics from inside the loop. >>we tackle the big issues here in our nation's capital, around the country and around the globe. >>dc co
of this vote. >> i will predict this is the end of -- career. governor schweitzer is ahead of him in the polls and bring brian to the race and he'll be the next democratic senator from montana. >> in a retirement? >> yeah, either baucus will retire or lose the primary to switzer. switzer 20-point edge over him. in the democratic primary can you imagine max baucus? montana is a purple state and most people don't recognize that but it is. so that is casualty number one before we even get started. you're absolutely right. this is exactly what is going to happen. >> well, if people are worried about politics, when it comes to political progrenostication, jo you'll get bashed on twitter and people will lash out at you. you're always right about the political ramifications of something. you can always see a step ahead and you're right on this. unfortunately, it seems like some democrats and some republicans in washington are going to learn the hard way. >>> coming up on "morning joe" -- >> you know what? >> yes? >> you don't ignore. you do not ignore 90% of the american people on an issue of public
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